Pakistan has recommended the appointment of former chief justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as an ad-hoc judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hear the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The procedures of the ICJ allow a party to nominate an ad-hoc judge in circumstances where no judge of the court has that party's nationality.
Justice Bhandari from India sits as a judge of the court whereas Pakistan has no national representation in the Jury.
Jillani was appointed as Chief Justice of Pakistan in December 2013 and remained at the post till his retirement on July 5, 2014. He was among the judges who refused to take oath under of allegiance to former dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf after he imposed emergency on November 3, 2007.